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Avoiding the Rehab Center Pitfalls

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a chronic illness that has a relapse rate that is about the same as any other chronic illness. Even though you go to a rehab and try your best, the possibility of relapse still exists. Since every drug addict responds to treatment in a different way, the treatment needs to fit the patient and addiction. If it does not your chances of relapsing are higher than the average. One way to avoid relapse is to make sure that you avoid some common rehab center pitfalls.

Not Giving your All in Treatment

One pitfall many recovering addicts fall into is not giving themselves to the treatment. When you are in treatment, you should try to make the most of the programs and help that they offer. Most rehabs offer a variety of programs. By not giving treatment your best, You may wind up in relapse.

Not Focusing on You During Treatment

Your treatment is about you. You need to focus on you while you are in treatment. A rehab center is not the place to focus on others, it is your recovery that matters. Although it seems selfish, you are in rehab for your recovery not to help others.

Entering into a Destructive Relationship while in Rehab

Rehab Center Pitfalls

Isolating yourself from others will only harm your recovery efforts.

Most rehabs discourage relationships while you are in active rehab. Again it is focusing on you and your needs that is important. If you get into a relationship, it is likely to be a destructive one. Most addicts are not emotionally stable enough to engage in a relationship while they are in recovery.

Not Taking Advantage of a Support Structure

Very few people can recover alone. Even though you are embarrassed about your addiction you should remember that most rehabs offer a built in support structure. Thinking that you can do it alone is a mistake that often impedes recovery.

Quitting Rehab Before you are Ready

Like many illnesses, people stop addiction treatment before they are truly ready. If you stop treatment before you are ready to deal with your stressors and triggers, rehab will fail and you will relapse.

Giving in to Anxiety and Depression

Giving in to anxiety and depression is a sure fire way to go back to using. Making sure that the symptoms as well as the underlying anxiety and depression are treated is how you avoid this pitfall.

The Keys to Successful Drug Rehab

Failure to Keep an Open Mind about New Treatment Methods

Some people think there is only one type of rehab and new treatment methods being discovered all the time. When someone suggests a new treatment, it is important to make sure that you keep an open mind about it even if it is something you would not ordinarily try.

Not Choosing the Correct Rehab for your Needs

There are as many types of rehabs as there are types of addictions. Choosing the wrong rehab dooms your recovery to failure. Since the shear variety of rehab options is confusing, it is important to seek help in sorting through them to find the right one. We can help you choose the right rehab for you. All you have to do is call 800-481-6320.

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